DGCA proposes alcohol test for air traffic controllers, aircraft engineers


India’s civil aviation regulator has proposed that engineers working at the airside, air traffic controllers and drivers of passenger bridges and buses will also be subjected to breath analyser test soon. Until now only aircraft pilots and crew had to take the test.

“Provisions of this Civil Aviation Requirements are applicable to the Organisations engaged in the provision of Air Traffic Control Services, Aerodrome Management, Aircraft Maintenance and Repair, Ground Handling Agency, Aircraft Operation,” says a draft proposal of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

The DGCA has sought comments from stakeholders till September 5 following which it will make the rule mandatory. Read More

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